Jean-Claude Juncker

German domestic political woes may have international effect

The collapse of talks to form a new German government has weakened Chancellor Angela Merkel and left her country, an influential European economic powerhouse, facing months more political instability. What does the uncertainty mean for the rest of the world?



EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proclaimed Tuesday that "Europe will not pause" with its reform efforts, despite the German political turmoil.

But it may have to forge ahead without significant input from European stalwart Germany, since Merkel has indicated she isn't prepared to tackle ambitious eurozone reform ideas floated by French President Emmanuel Macron before she...